Camping at Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
If you're heading out to Ningaloo Reef you've gotta try and get a campsite in the Cape Range National Park!
🏕 - $11 per adult, per night. MUST be booked in advance online (it's extremely popular)
🚽 - Excellent and well maintained drop toilets. 🚿 - No showers anywhere in the National Park. Go for a swim instead 😉
💧 - No potable water anywhere in the park, but there's a bore water tap a few kms north of the visitor centre.
🔥 - No fires allowed
🐕 - No dogs allowed
🌳 - Very little shade or shelter at most sites
🌬 - It's WA so expect it to blow a gale
🔨 - The ground is hard as a bloody rock. Expect to break a few pegs no matter how heavy duty they are.
We managed to get a week at the very coveted and widely accepted 'best' campground, Osprey Bay. It's a beautiful spot with snorkeling and tons of turtles right from the campsite, and we had a fantastic week (could have done with a few more days really).
BUT it's not perfect. We had our longest setup yet by far on arrival here as it was blowing an absolute gale (and continued to do so most of the week) and the ground was rock hard (lucky the man is good with a hammer!). So if you're sleeping under canvas just be aware to be prepared for the wind and bring your heavy duty pegs (even so we still broke a few!).
If you can't manage to get into the National Park there are Caravan Parks in Exmouth but gees they're pricey. Or consider one of the many excellent station stays in the area.
Then enjoy your stay in one of our favourite parts of the country
Want to know more about the Ningaloo Reef area? You'll find more info here or check out our humpback whale swim video here